Archive of January 5, 2011

Phoenix hospital's break with bishop a troubling sign, health care experts say

Jan 5, 2011 - 08:25 pm .- An Arizona hospital's decision to reject the moral authority of the Bishop of Phoenix raises troubling questions about the future of Catholic health care, according to two experts in the field.

Former Anglican bishops studying to become Catholic priests

Jan 5, 2011 - 05:24 pm .- Three former Anglican bishops are busily preparing to be ordained as Catholic priests on Jan. 15, following their reception into the Church at a Mass held in London's Westminster Cathedral on New Year’s Day. 

Over 2,000 college students spread Gospel in Chile

Jan 5, 2011 - 04:06 pm .- More than 2,000 young people from 55 universities in Chile are bringing Christ to Chileans in January.

Obama administration drops 'death panel' provision after controversy

Jan 5, 2011 - 03:34 pm .- After enacting a Medicare regulation on Jan. 1 that would reimburse doctors for holding end-of-life planning consults with patients, the Obama administration swiftly reversed the move just three days later, after intense controversy swirled around the issue.

Christmas tells us Jesus is still present on earth, Pope says

Jan 5, 2011 - 02:19 pm .- The annual celebration of Christmas not only recalls Christ’s birth, it celebrates his continue presence in the world and in history, Pope Benedict XVI said. The Pope hosted his first general audience of the new year, Jan. 5, sheltered from the cold of Rome in the Vatican's Paul VI Hall.

Cuba hanging between unbridled capitalism and socialist totalitarianism, dissident warns

Jan 5, 2011 - 12:15 pm .- The coordinator of the Christian Liberation Movement is renewing his demand that the Cuban government allow the country to transition to democracy peacefully.

Cardinal Pell corrects politicians who claim to be Catholic but vote differently

Jan 5, 2011 - 05:31 am .- As the country faces intense legislative debate this upcoming year over same-sex “marriage” and euthanasia, Cardinal George Pell of Sydney blasted politicians who claim a Catholic identity, yet consistently defy Church teachings on major issues.

John Paul II beatification could be possible in 2011

Jan 5, 2011 - 01:00 am .- Pope John Paul II could be beatified in 2011, Vatican expert Andrea Tornielli is reporting.

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